Anatomy Of A Tree Bench

Cap rail

Back

Seat s\at support Brace Leg

Seat support

is done on site, you will avoid frustration if you first test-assemble the six identical seating units in the shop. Once you are satisfied with the fit, disassemble the bench only partially to move it. Remove the cap rail, seat, slats, back slats and apron from two opposite sections, leaving two pairs of seat sections intact. When you reach your tree, position the two intact sections around the trunk, then reattach the removed sections.

Seat support

Once installed, a tree bench can become an integral part of its environment, appearing as natural, necessary, and stable as the tree it encircles. Indeed, this bench is by definition a custom-made project. You cannot complete the cutting list until you measure the circumference of the tree around which the bench will fit. Refer to the chart opposite to help you size the variable parts of your project. Although final assembly of the bench

Seat s\at

Cap rail

Back support Brace Leg

Wrapped around the trunk of a stately ash tree, a six-sided tree bench offers a shady place to sit and reflect. Its design allows one to view the entire panorama without moving the bench; the user need only shift to another seat.

The bench shown at right was finished with a green stain, enabling it to blend unobtrusively with its surroundings.

CUTTING LIST QTY T W L

Back cleats 12 lVz" 1W 25"

Cap rails 6 372"

Carriage bolts 12 x ^16" diam. 5"

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